Funnily enough, without even listening to the album that Natural Snow Buildings sent us, we already felt on familiar ground. Maybe quite simply thanks to the plain information that came along with their album: just a sheet of tracing paper with the titles and the instruments, typed with a typewriter font. And the osmosis wasn't denied, as we fell for these long atmospheric tracks, mostly based on a guitar/loops/cello trio.
- hinah http://www.hinah.com/catalog/?l=en&t=s&ref=hinah012
"Album recorded in a few weeks between September 2001 and January 2002, at home in Paris. Tracks written at the same time except for "Guns & Rifles" written in March 2001.
Instruments: Fx411 + headrush + big muff + piano + bottleneck + cello + amp-in-case electric guitar + md8 + bg-1 + fg401 guitar + danecho, voice; no amps, no secrets, ok? Natural Snow Buildings=solange/mehdi. "Nuclear Winter" and "The Haunted Falls", pitched, stuck together, folded, twisted, reverbed on computer; (...)=radio sandino...
- Tracks -
1. Nuclear Winter / (Dispatches)
2. If I Can Find My Way Through The Darkness...
3. ... I Came Down Here
5. The Haunted Falls / (Let Us Now Praise Harry Powell)
6. Fallen Lords Were Riding Half Horses
7. With A Stolen Red Lipstick Bible On Her Side
8. They Are Still Hanging Around
10. Guns & Rifles
11. Nuclear Winter
1 - Nuclear Winter / (Dispatches)
2 - If I Can Find My Way Through The Darkness...
3 - ... I Came Down Here
4 - Sun
5 - The Haunted Falls / (Let Us Now Praise Harry Powell)
January 20, 2013 Subject:
Mesmeric and otherworldly
it is an example of the perfect composition filled with highly teasing turns and breathtaking orchestrations thereby reminding a little bit of GYBE`s Lift Your Skinny ..... . For my elderly days for sure.
April 30, 2012 Subject:
Amazing musicianship, I love the moods/atmospheres. It's a shame I wasn't able to pick up one of the very limited physical copies when it came out. But its here on archive for us to enjoy. This is amazing it should be on your mp3 player now and in your ears, its great for those rainy days.